Tip #728:  Ten Fundamentals of Neuroplasticity

On July 2, 2018, Posted by , In learning, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #728:  Ten Fundamentals of Neuroplasticity

“Plasticity dials back ‘ON’ in adulthood when specific conditions that enable or trigger plasticity are met.”  Dr. Sarah McKay

 

Neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to change and grow, is a popular topic these days. According to Dr. Michael Merzenich in his book, Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life, there are ten core principles necessary for neuroplasticity. [Note: This information is drawn from a post by Debbie Hampton in The Best Brain Possible, so any quotes not ascribed to Dr. Merzenich are Ms. Hampton’s]. https://www.thebestbrainpossible.com/the-10-fundamentals-of-rewiring-your-brain/

  1. Change is mostly limited to those situations in which the brain is in the mood for it. This is why it is so important for trainers to
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Tip #580: A Time to Grow New Brain Cells

On August 3, 2015, Posted by , In learning, By ,, , With Comments Off on Tip #580: A Time to Grow New Brain Cells

“Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures.”  Han Suyin

Research has shown that using your non-dominant hand will grow brain cells and also enhance your creativity. I’m glad to know this, because I’m going to be testing this very soon.

I need to have surgery on my right shoulder- and my right hand is my dominant hand. I’ve been cautioned that I won’t be able to use my right hand at all for two weeks and that my right arm will be in a sling for a number of weeks.

Since I injured myself over six months ago, I have been using my left arm as much as possible, simply because my right arm hurts so badly. However, in … Read the rest